JAKARTA, 16 January 2015 – The Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to ASEAN, H.E. Moazzam Malik, today presented his Letter of Credence to H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN.

Ambassador Malik conveyed his Government’s commitment to further strengthen ties with ASEAN and its Member States, and expressed readiness to explore cooperation for mutual benefits.

In response, Secretary-General Minh congratulated Ambassador Malik on his assumption of duty and welcomed the interest of the UK to explore cooperation with ASEAN. Further, he encouraged the UK to continue to support ASEAN in its community building efforts.

During their meeting, Secretary-General Minh and Ambassador Malik exchanged views on key developments in the region and the world at large.